Digital Lab

January 2021

“David Bond, Associate Director for CAPA, along with Ahmad Yassir ’20 and Cedric Lam ‘22, have launched a website that compiles all known information about the burning of millions of pounds of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF) by the US military.”

The website www.bennington.edu/afff is the first to compile all of the information about this operation and make it publicly available—regarding the rush for the U.S. military to incinerate 20 million pounds of Aqueous Fire Fighting Foam (AFFF), a toxic firefighting foam linked to a host of cancers, developmental disorders, immune dysfunction, and infertility.

This article also includes additional media coverage that our project gained since it got published at the end of March.

I’m very happy to contribute to raising awareness towards this issue and create digital accessible platforms, which already started circulating around the senate and hopefully leading to policy change and its reinforcement. I’m also very happy that my passions for policy change and art have come together in this project. I’ve learned a lot from Dr. David Bond and the collaborating organizations and I’m looking forward to the success of our upcoming project!

June 2021

St. Croix refinery community survey on health and environmental impact caused by Limtree. More to come!